Is Mouthwash Potentially Dangerous to Our Health?

If you’re brushing teeth with an antibacterial toothpaste, you’re doing the right thing. The antibacterial compound called Triclosan can help guarantee fewer trips to the dentist and cavity-free teeth. However, some have raised concerns about antibacterial mouthwash in regards to long-term health issues. What do the majority of scientists believe? Antibacterial mouthwash may interfere with …

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Opioid overuse and the role of dentists

It is thought that prescription of opioids by dentists and oral surgeons is potentially leading to future opioid misuse. Dentists are now replacing opioids with ibuprofen (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen, which are just as effective as painkillers. Key takeaways: – Opioids are commonly prescribed for pain control after wisdom teeth removal – A recent study has …

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Has GERD (acid reflux) eroded your smile? Cosmetic dentistry can help

If acid reflux has eroded your tooth enamel there are several cosmetic dentistry treatment options that can help. Key takeaways: – It is important to treat damage to tooth enamel and protect against future damage – Popular cosmetic dentistry options include dental bonding, ceramic or porcelain crowns or porcelain veneers – See your dentist to …

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Can Gum Disease Lead to Cirrhosis of the Liver?

It appears that gum disease may cause many more problems other than painful teeth, an imperfect smile and frequent visits to the dentist. Research has found a strong correlation between this condition and cirrhosis of the liver. A handful of other potentially disturbing implications include: – More than one-third of all adults suffer from some …

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